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Advancing teaching in Brazil

We are working with the University of São Paulo to support the development of student teachers

Challenging the boundaries between the arts & sciences

One of our MPharm students has just returned from taking part in this year’s Roche Continents project in Salzburg, Austria, where she learnt "a lot about passion, to never lose the willingness to explore the unknown and last but not least, to continuously push my 'Edge'."

Bath graduate risks her life as MAF pilot to save others

Physics graduate Becki Dillingham, a MAF pilot who travels to some of the most remote parts of Africa to help those in need, has been featured on the Express website.

Mongolian maths: bridging the gap

SAMBa co-director Andreas Kyprianou is helping get Mongolian mathematics back on the map

Budding tennis stars head to campus for tournament

Aspiring tennis aces from around the world will be serving up a treat at the University of Bath later this month when it hosts a Tennis Europe youth competition.

Sir Anthony Seldon lecture & hon degree

Gerald Walters Lecture on Mon 12 Sep: 11 Cabinet Secretaries 1960-2016 – the most powerful men in Britain

Earthquake in Umbria

Our thoughts are with those affected by the earthquake in Umbria, Italy, and especially our Italian colleagues and students.

Gardeners' Question Time at The Edge

50th event: Join the audience for BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners' Question Time on Monday 19 September

Andrew Crane on 'net positive' in The Guardian

Companies such as Dell and Dow are working to define ‘net positive’ - where they put more into society than they take. But is it just self-serving rhetoric?

IPR seminar - Brexit, UK automotive & industrial policy: 7 Sep

7 September: IPR seminar with David Bailey Professor of Industrial Strategy at Aston Business School

How advertisers seduce our subconscious

Robert Heath, Associate Professor of Advertising Theory in our School of Management, writes for The Conversation.

In pictures: The highs & lows of Bath's Olympians at Rio 2016

The Bath Chronicle has created a gallery of all the Rio athletes who train in Bath or graduated from the University of Bath - the medal haul was one gold, five silvers and one bronze.

Boris Johnson, chemical weapons & the Syrian quagmire

Brett Edwards and Mattia Cacciatori (PoLIS) outline the current state of affairs regarding chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and the best way that UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson can support the legal and criminal investigations into these attacks.

What do aliens look like?

Matthew Wills, from the Milner Centre, has written a Conversation article on what aliens could look like, based on what we know about evolution.

Why working mothers go freelance in corporate world

David Cross, Doctoral Researcher in the School of Management, writes for The Conversation.

Superb Rio athletes “did University of Bath proud”

University of Bath-based athletes played their part in helping Great Britain achieve one of the most remarkable Olympic results in its history according to Team Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley.

Addictions Counselling graduate starts new service

University of Bath alumna Sharon Daniel, who is a former drug addict and now dedicates her life to helping others, has launched a new counselling service in Cambridge.

SAMBa student wins women scientist award

Tsoogii Saizmaa, from Mongolia, has won a Schlumberger Foundation fellowship

Examining the voting data behind Brazil’s reforms

Professor Ania Zalewska and colleagues in Brazil are investigating how companies voted for governance reforms.

Transatlantic project to break down polymers

We are collaborating with Brazilian & US researchers to keep carbon from polymers in the manufacturing loop

Chick Wilson: Partnership offers funding chance

Latest post by Professor Chick Wilson in response to the recent statement made by the Chancellor on funding

Fast, accurate 3D X-ray image construction

We are collaborating with CERN to improve imaging and reduce radiation doses for cancer patients

Prof Saiful Islam to present 2016 Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam from the Department of Chemistry will present the 2016 Christmas Lectures on BBC Four on the subject of energy.

The Olympic Games - rebranding & reimagining cities

Dr Bryan Clift is studying the impact of major sporting events on city transformation and contemporary urbanism

"I am my own case study for my PhD"

Ex-England decathlete, Jamie Courtenay, talks about what inspired his PhD research into tissue engineering

Jon Chouler wins 2016 Water Engineering Award

Jon Chouler, a PhD student from the CSCT, has recently been awarded the 2016 Water Engineering Award from the Worshipful Company of Engineers and International Water Association (IWA).

Taking SAMBa to Brazil to link with industry

The Uni of São Paulo is using SAMBa's Integrative Think Tank model to generate industry partnerships

Rio Olympic Games day 13: Pentathletes take the stage

Pentathlon GB quartet Kate French, Samantha Murray, Joe Choong and Jamie Cooke are our final University of Bath-based athletes to begin their Rio Olympic Games.

Signing my life away in the name of public engagement

Marcus Johns, PhD student in CSCT, describes his experience of getting involved in a recent Stand Up Science event.

Working with Uni of São Paulo, Brazil

Dr Pedro Estrela's collaboration to develop biosensors for detecting prostate & breast cancer

EU initiative will pave way for new whooping cough vaccines

Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution are part of a €28 million EU initiative that will lay the groundwork for the licensing and assessment of future new vaccines for whooping cough (pertussis).

Record setting year for Bath’s student racing car team

The University of Bath’s Formula Student team, Team Bath Racing, has just won the Formula Student Czech Republic competition, and in doing so become the first British team ever to win a Formula Student event.

The maths behind the fastest person on Earth

Kit Yates (Mathematical Sciences) writes for the Conversation.

Putting culture at centre of public policy

A blog post by Stephen Muers based on his time as one of IPR's Visiting Policy Fellows

Politicians must connect with the sacrifice of soldiers

Professor Tony Walter (CDAS) writes for the New York Times.

Travel update: Parade & Underdeck closed 20-21 Aug

Our latest travel update looking at the weeks ahead.

Ben Fletcher edged out of Rio 2016 but inspires youngsters

A determined display from Team Bath’s Ben Fletcher wasn’t enough to avoid defeat as the Team GB judoka was knocked out of the Rio Olympic Games in the round of 32.

Why does time seem to go by more quickly as we get older?

Dr Christian Yates, Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, writes for the Conversation.

Can you be tempted? Free electric bicycle hire

University Security, along with support from B&NES Council, are encouraging staff and eligible students to get out of their cars and try cycling to work, with their electric cycle loan scheme.

Agony & pride: graduate Andrew Willis narrowly misses medal

University of Bath-based swimmer Andrew Willis, a Chemical Engineering alumnus, missed out on an Olympic medal by just eight-hundredths of a second after finishing fourth in the Rio 2016 200m breaststroke final.

Matt Dickson on grammar schools: Channel 4 news

Dr Matt Dickson (Social & Policy Sciences) was interviewed about his research on grammar schools and social mobility on Channel 4 news.

Swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor wins silver in Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor said winning an Olympic silver medal was “the best feeling in the world” after she became the second University of Bath-based swimmer to stand on the podium in Rio this week.

National Student Survey 2016

Our students continue to be amongst the most satisfied in the UK according to the 2016 NSS results

Breathing new life into the funeral business

Tony Walter, Professor of Death Studies in our Centre for Death & Society, writes for The Conversation.

Worldwide: Focus on Brazil & Rio 2016

Support our Bath-based athletes at Rio & learn about our research links with Brazil to tackle global issues

CAMERA: Amazing cutting-edge tech in the South West

Our motion capture research centre, CAMERA has been listed as one of six amazing tech projects currently happening in this area.

Two Bath teams scoop prizes at start-up showcase

Two teams of researchers from University of Bath start-ups scooped prizes at the recent SETsquared Open Innovation Showcase in front of big name companies including Santander, Microsoft and GE Healthcare.

Anita Zeidler wins award for research on structure of glass

Dr Anita Zeidler (Physics) has been recognised by the Society of Glass Technology with the Alastair Pilkington Award 2016 for her work on the structure of glass-forming materials at high pressures/temperatures.

Cheer on Ben Fletcher in Brazil & have a go at judo for free: Thu

People are being invited to cheer on Ben Fletcher in Brazil and have a go at judo themselves for free during a fun event at the Sports Training Village on Thursday, 2-4pm.

Share your skill or expertise at The Edge this autumn

Whether you have knowledge in bee-keeping, fishing, pottery, accounting, DIY, local history, heritage, architecture, holistic medicine, bicycle maintenance, the natural world or similar, why not host a session to share with friends and family at The Edge this Autumn?

Swimmer Jazz Carlin wins silver at Rio Olympic Games

University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin admitted she was “gobsmacked” after smashing her lifetime best to win 400m freestyle silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Preparing to perform under pressure at Rio

Dr Rachel Arnold explores how sport psychology helps athletes handle stress when preparing for big events

Training for Brazil at British Swimming National Centre Bath

Swimmers Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis tell us what they love about their training base at the Sports Training Village on campus.

Rio 2016: Meet the Bath athletes going for Olympic gold - part 3

In the third and final part of the Bath Chronicle's countdown to Rio 2016, the focus is on the Bath-based athletics and modern pentathlon stars that will be going for gold at the Olympic Games.

Adverts: it's not what you say, it's the way that you say it

Research by Dr Robert Heath (School of Management) into the emotional content in advertising has been featured in Australia's AdNews.

Team Bath coach takes on challenge of Everest proportions

Head swimming coach Mark Skimming is used to helping athletes reach their peak physical condition and this year he has also been training for his own monumental challenge – trekking 6,000m to Everest base camp to raise funds for Bristol Children's Hospital that saved his young son.

Rio 2016: Meet the Bath athletes going for Olympic gold - part 2

In the second part of their countdown to the Olympics, the Chronicle looks at the Bath-based athletes from the sports of judo, weightlifting, rowing and badminton who are going for glory at Rio 2016.

IPR blog: Hinkley Point C & its implications for Energy Policy

Professor Geoff Hammond, Director of the interdisciplinary International Centre for the Environment (ICE), discusses proposals about the construction of the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station.

Do you want help solving a practical problem?

As part of Know-How, Edge Arts will aim to match you with an expert who can suggest solutions at a personalised workshop whether themed on food-growing, water filtration, construction, fixing, re-cycling or anything else that comes to mind.

Rio 2016: Meet the Bath athletes going for Olympic gold - part 1

Four years of dedication, training and hard work will finally be put to the test when Bath-based Olympians attempt to achieve the pinnacle in their respective sports at Rio 2016.

Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry have found that Staph. aureus infections can be passed from humans to monkeys but not the other way.

REF: Stern review recognises stress put on academics

Dr Richard Watermeyer (Education) writes about the implications of the Stern review in an article for The Conversation.

NHS tried to sabotage hepatitis C drugs release due to cost

Piotr Ozieranski (SPS) has worked with colleagues at The BMJ and Cambridge University on a joint investigation which has uncovered how NHS England tried to limit access to expensive new drugs for hepatitis.

A day in the life of Olympic swimmer Jazz Carlin: BBC News

Jazz Carlin hails from Swindon and carries out her training at the Sports Training Village.

Chemistry ranked 9th in 2016 Nature Index

The University is also going to be featured within the next Nature Index supplement ‘Rising Stars’, which identifies institutions around the world that have increased their output of high-quality scientific research since 2012.

New areas of the brain identified where ALS-implicated gene is active

For the first time novel expression sites in the brain have been identified for a gene which is associated with Motor Neuron Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.

French media take a stand on terrorism

Dr Aurelien Mondon (PoLIS) was interviewed by ABC Australia about the decision by several French news organisations not to publish photos of people responsible for terrorist killings.

Could you lead a knowledge-sharing workshop?

Share your knowledge with Bath residents and visitors to the Edge as part of 'Know-How', our upcoming exhibition.

Olympian says Bath is 'easy decision' for student-athletes

Watch Maths student Joe Choong talk about how the University is helping him to fullfil his Olympic dream.